Have had great fun this week making a little travel sewing kit (or three) for myself and as gifts. I followed a super simple tutorial by Lella Boutiquie and was very pleased with the results. I am not a quilter – so this was an easy introduction to the process.
Inside, the kit is separated into three areas. In the centre is a scissor keep, needle keep and a thread holder. Although you have to work very hard to get a reel on the thread holder – I think I might add a small sliding pincushion to this area instead. There is then an open pocket (or two) to the right of the centre panel and a zipped pocket to the left.
And this is what the finished kit looks like…
If I have learnt anything – it is that I need to follow measurements accurately. I tend to go at things like a bull in a china shop and wing it a bit! I think I have gotten away with it this time – although the binding around the edge of the kits could have been a little more even.
Have a go – they are fun to make. Happy stitching.